Red-Blue Sprint

Get ready for a quick, straightforward test of speed, acceleration, and power on ice. Starting from the Red Line and racing to the opposing Blue Line, this simple drill measures the athlete’s breakaway speed. Add a puck for an extra challenge.

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Drill Instructions

This drill uses 2 Dashr|Blue Timing gates. You likely already have your devices registered, if not – please check out the Flying Drill as it is the same process.

Step-By-Step Instructions

  • You will use a 2-point start for this drill, so we recomment using the Flying dril or the Red-Blue Sprint under Sport Collections > Hockey > Red-Blue Sprint. You can use either drill for this test – but they will be saved differently on the Dashboard. As either a fly or a Red-Blue Sprint.
  • To set-up this drill you will have a starting gate on regular tripods extended to about waist height on the Red Line.
  • Set-up the finish laser at waist height at the opposite Blue Line.
  • Power on all lasers, and connect them one at a time.
  • Once all devices are connected, press “Start Testing”.

Running The Drill

  • Check in the appropriate athlete (details here) – optional.
  • With QuickRun on, when the athlete moves through the starting gate -timing will start (time will turn blue – indicating that timing is taking place), and you get a result when you cross the next gate.
  • With QuickRun off (option in settings) you will see “Set” and “Reset” buttons to give you control of when a test starts. Press “Set” once the athlete is ready to take off. Press “Reset” to clear the time for the next athlete.